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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 02, 2022

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11568

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 13 days ago

Review summary

I love the Gem- six times on this ship. Charleston in January- not a Great Idea. Florida was welcoming— Not getting into their own Private Island wasn’t SAD! Jasper the Cruise Director name should be “Casper”. He was only available at Show time and annoying announcements.


3 out of 5
Good—testing went smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Clean - social spacing. Specialty Restaurants were very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
When we got cancelled from Bahamas—it took the Entertainment Cruise director Jasper 4 hours to get a DJ. Y the pool.


3 out of 5
Covid affected the stage crew. Comedian was angry at the people who showed up. Singer was magnificent!! No production shows.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Best cabin steward ever!!! The Crew outnumbered the guests.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Gem is a small wonderful ship. Clean from Covid.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Too cold to use the Balcony. But wife wanted one.

Ship tip

The Outdoor Garden is delightful!! But the Bar was closed all week!

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5
My Homeport

Charleston, South Carolina

3 out of 5
Windy— most of this city was closed- working from home. Historic houses were Beautiful!

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
$5 van into town. Rented bicycles at age 61 was fun—- saw plenty- and went to beach!

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
Brought us close to the port and teased us. Did not provide a DJ at pool for 4 hours and


4 out of 5
Ship was empty 40% so easy .
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